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Off the Grid

(The Lost Platoon #2)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  468 ratings  ·  87 reviews
A hunt for dangerous secrets leads to explosive chemistry in this exhilarating romantic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Going Dark.

A team of Navy SEALs go on a mission and disappear without a trace--they are The Lost Platoon.

Investigative reporter Brittany Blake may have stumbled upon the story of a lifetime in her search for her missing
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published July 3rd 2018 by Berkley
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Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Oh, I’m loving this series! Covert-ops-gone-bad with a SEAL team thought to be dead, they’re on the run and in hiding. Just like the first book there’s action, danger, conspiracy, and the best part…romance!

Brittany Blake’s brother Brandon, along with his best friend John Donovan have gone missing and suspected to be dead. Brittany knows they’re part of some super-secret Navy SEAL team. Since she’s has had less than stellar dealings with the government and cover-ups in the past,
Brittany Blake, an investigative reporter, has made it a mission to find out what happened to her brother, Brandon, and his missing SEAL Team. They just disappeared and the military won’t even acknowledge they’re gone. Her newspaper articles are making lots of people uncomfortable, especially John (Dynomite) Donovan, Brandon’s best friend and member of his Team. John and other members of the Team that survived the blast in Siberia are in hiding, not wanting those that set up the Team to die to ...more
Abandoned this one after reading about half of the book. There are so many wrong things about this one that annoyed me like hell.

I don’t even know where to start. But I think that priority should be given to Brittany - the most irritating heroine I have read about in some time. I really like when my heroines are strong, liberated women capable of making independent decisions. But strong does not mean stupid and idiotically stubborn. And let me say that Brittany is as stubborn as a mule and
I've given this a C at AAR.

Off the Gridis book two in Monica McCarty’s series, The Lost Platoon , and although I haven’t read the previous book (Going Dark) I was able to follow the plot in this one without any trouble, so it worked perfectly well as a standalone. What didn’t work so well, however, were the hackneyed storyline, stereotypical characters and the hero’s thirty-going-on-thirteen attitude towards the heroine. Oh, and description of the hero’s mighty wang as a“turgid beast”. I kid you
I loved the first book in this series and I expect nothing less in this book. I love a good SEAL book and this one, really the series so far, is great. The man of steel, action-adventure hero is soooo my thing. When the alpha Hero is really a softie, I melt. This is not a standalone and reading the books in order is definitely recommended as there is a overarching plot and the some characters appear is each book, so far.

Top secret SEAL Team Nine are on a covert mission deep in Russia, a mission
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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After reading Going Dark, I really loved the characters of this series and trying to uncover what really happened to the Lost Platoon that caused them to have to go into hiding. I was excited to read about another one of the SEAL members and watch him fall in love!

Brittany Blake has a gut feeling that her brother isn't okay, and as an investigative reporter, she's learned to trust her gut. The problem is, the more she digs into her brother's disappearance, the more danger she puts herself in.
Reviewed for Wit and Sin

When a top secret mission goes wrong in Russia and more than half of SEAL Team Nine is killed, the survivors are ordered to scatter and go dark. Only not everyone is willing to let them stay off the grid. Reporter Brittany Blake can smell a government cover up a mile away and since this one involves her missing – possibly dead – brother, she’s not about to let it rest until she discovers the truth.

John Donovan hates being stuck in Finland, doing nothing, while he waits
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having loved Going Dark, I could not wait to read the second book in The Lost Platoon series. (I borrowed my daughter's ARC!) In Off the Grid, we meet Brittany Blake, the investigative reporter who was introduced in Going Dark. While Brittany's Navy SEAL brother is missing, no one will answer her questions regarding where he may be. When she starts asking questions, she suddenly finds her life in danger! When Brittany tracks down her brother's best friend and Navy SEAL John Donovan, he discovers ...more
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3.5 stars

Packed with danger, intrigue and suspense, Off the Grid, delivers a punch in the Lost Patrol series and leaves you wanting more. Investigative report Brittany Blake has been writing stories about the missing platoon in hopes to find her missing brother. Uncovering the truth is her only mission and it leads her to finding his best friend John Donovan living in Finland. John has been lying low for weeks now since the failed mission, waiting for answers himself on how the mission was
 Reading In Pajamas
Review & Giveaway: OFF THE GRID (The Lost Platoon) by Monica McCarty
Publication Date: July 3, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 4.5 Stars

Another exciting installment in the Lost Platoon series. The author managed to give good insight into John’s situation and personality without resorting to an info-dump (much appreciated). I rather liked his brooding attempt to keep from getting attached to Brittany. I related to her rather
This one was just ok for me. A big reason why was John. He came off like he thought he was God's gift to women. It made it hard for me to root for him with Brittany, more so when you saw what a dick he was to her in the past. I really had a hard time buying into them as a couple, even when things were good between them.

I found myself more interested with what was going on with Colt/Kate/Scott. That sure ended up wtih some unexpected info.

The larger conspiracy arc seemed to fizzle out as the
Laura the Highland Hussy
Review posted at Got Fiction?

This is the second book in Ms. McCarty’s The Lost Platoon series and it’s amazing.

Lost SEAL Team 9 member John Donovan is hanging out in Finland, acting like a ski bum, earning money by working on the mountain. Really, beneath the ski bum exterior is a man who’s dying to get back in action. But he, and the other five surviving members of his team are staying under the radar. Someone set them up to die, so for all intents and purposes, they’re dead.

Brittany’s brother
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
I'm so freaking addicted to this series. I'll admit, I keep reading mostly for Colt and Kate, but I really did enjoy Brittany and John's story, even if they did act immature at times. Off the Grid is steam-filled and action-packed, and I couldn't ask for more than that!
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was more sex then story.
Blodeuedd Finland
John was hiding out in Finland! Wohoo. Though the bad thing is that I am very aware that the narrator did not pronounce the city he was in or the name of his friend correctly. He said it more like it was written, which is wrong. See, those thing I would not have know if John had not been in Finland!

An op went wrong. Now 6 seals are hiding. John chose Finland and makes it sound very awesome up north if I can say. I doubt it is that fun off season. There are blondes and he drinks. He is a good
Sandy S
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 3, 2018

A team of Navy SEALs go on a mission and disappear without a trace--they are The Lost Platoon.

Investigative reporter Brittany Blake may have stumbled upon the story of a lifetime in her search for her missing brother. When he seemingly disappears overnight, she refuses to accept the Navy's less-than-satisfying explanation. She begins her own investigation, which leads her to top-secret SEAL teams, covert ops, and a possible cover up...

Monica McCarty’s ‘Lost Platoon’ series has an intriguing premise, which is why I can’t quite let go of this just yet. ‘Off the Grid’ even started off with that sense of urgency and adrenaline-high type of action which I adore in romantic suspense, and having these in the opening chapters seemed to bode well for the whole book. 2 very different couples grounded several unrelated developments as their own histories played out at the same time, the trajectories of their own discoveries dovetailing ...more

I am a little behind in reading and reviewing this title, but better late than never! I'm so glad I decided to randomly pick up Off the Grid last week because it was just what I needed. I don't read a lot of romantic suspense stories, but The Lost Platoon series is definitely shaping up to be a favorite series of mine. These books are edgy, sexy and have a good dose of suspense to them!

The plot in this series revolves around a top-secret Navy SEAL team searching Russia for a weapon that could
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Off the Grid continues the story of the survivors of the "Lost Platoon" with John, aka Dynomite, and Brittany. John was hiding out as a ski instructor in Finland when he was tasked with convincing Brittany to stop her articles about the lost platoon. Brittany can't give up on finding out what happened to her brother, Brandon. They had a falling out years before and hadn't been close, but she knows she has to find out the truth. Obviously, with the identity of the person/persons who sabotaged
Dolly Sickles
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There’s such a cool foundation to McCarty’s Lost Platoon series: Top-secret Navy SEAL Team Nine is on a mission in Arctic Russia when they’re ambushed by Russian special forces soldiers, the Spetsnaz. Only, nobody should’ve known Retiarius Platoon was in the region scoping out the old abandoned gulag suspected of being a secret weapons facility. And the SEALs certainly weren’t expecting the thermobaric (vacuum bomb) explosion that made their mission FUBAR.

So the surviving members of Retiarius
Nalla Reads
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Danger. Intrigue. Suspense. ROMANCE! McCarty's next Lost Platoon novel has all that and MORE! Brittany went in to investigative reporting for a reason, the death of her parents and the supposed cover-up of who killed them. Now the disappearance and hush-hush attitude about her SEAL brother weighs heavily in her mind. She knows she has to take any action to find out the truth.

John's living a life of secrecy on Finland. One of six survivors from his platoon he's
The Book Worm
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Off the Grid closely follows book one in the The Lost Platoon series (Going Dark) and while it can be read as a stand alone, my advice would be to start with book one. From the main character's viewpoint, both stories are independent, but the background is common and a few of the secondary characters follow the plot line in both books. Actually, there's a secondary plot (Colt and Kate's) which starts on book one and continues on book two.

To be honest, I enjoyed Going Dark a lot more than Off
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Tropes galore. An overabundance of similes and metaphors. And towards the end I noticed a stilted way of speech for the characters. (Seriously, who says something like "It would make me more crazy" instead of "It would make me crazier"? Or fail to use contractions? ESL students, perhaps, but not SEALs.)

I had a hard time getting into this story. I think I renewed it from the library twice? Plus the original three week loan period. I just couldn't get past the trope-iness of it all. But once I got
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
As expected, this was a great read. Our hero in the story, John Donovan, is one of the few survivors of Seal Team Nine's secret mission inside Russia. Half the squad was killed and the other half are having to go dark to make the world think they are dead also while their commander tries to discover who sold them out. One of those who did not survive, Brandon Blake, was John's best friend. His sister, Brittany, is an investigative reporter who wants to get to the bottom of what really happened ...more
Teresa Mary Rose
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Off The Grid was an addictive and enjoyable romantic suspense. This is shaping up to be a good romantic suspense series and I think I enjoyed this one more than I did the first book in the series. I can’t wait to see how some of these questions come together in the next book in the series.

John and Brittany had great chemistry together and you root for them from the get go. I really liked John and found him to be ridiculously charming. He and
Jul 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second book includes a surprise and a few more details on what happened to the Seal team. I flip through several pages I feel diminish the story but I keep coming back for that ...what happened?!
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What happens when a clandestine Navy SEAL team’s mission goes horribly wrong? Nothing as far as the government is concerned.

Investigative reporter Britany Blake doesn’t agree, her writing a sequence of articles about the missing SEAL team Nine angers the wrong people. Through a series of clues, some happened upon and others delivered to her door, Brittany knows something isn’t as it seems and her conspiracy plot isn’t as far fetched as officials would have her believe. This is personal for her,
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Monica McCarty comes roaring back with book two in the Lost Platoon series. Off the Grid is a quintessential romantic suspense book featuring a highly likable hero and a smart, self-reliant heroine who is investigating the mysterious death of her brother. Her well-meaning efforts to uncover his disappearance inadvertently puts the surviving squad, who are hiding while investigating the explosion that killed half their platoon, in jeopardy. John Donovan is assigned by his lieutenant to get her to ...more
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A romantic suspense story that keeps you guessing from the beginning to the end. A SEAL team that disappears with out a trace on a mission. Brittany is the sister of one of the missing team members and a journalist, not giving up till she knows the truth. What she does find is her brother’s best friend who broke her heart years ago. He is in hiding and determined to keep her from writing her story. Danger follows them everywhere, and the longer they are together the truth about her brother, the ...more
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Monica McCarty weaves a complex, suspenseful, sexy tale in this second book of The Lost Platoon series. OFF THE GRID takes the reader on an international road trip with John and Brittany as they try to find out not only who is behind the betrayal of John's SEAL team, but also who's after Brittany.

In addition to the main storyline, there was a secondary storyline that I really enjoyed, and I hope to see more of that in the next book.
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